Other than the annoying people who feel the need to attack me for my opinion on my own blog, I wanted to thank all of you out there who have thrown your support my way. In fact, I was lucky enough to have spent last night with one SUPER hip mama who spent time talking about the ins and outs of "mom-hood". She's a SAHM with an amazing attitude and I know she too faces difficulties with being in the position she is in. BUT no matter what, she always seems to have the greatest advice and is always a true joy to talk to. So, last night she brought her little one over, and Minute and Cutie Pie (that's K's baby boy), and we got to spend some good quality "Mom time" together. It was great to commiserate, but it was even better to see the two little ones together. They were just so cute and it was really really great to just hang out and talk about babies, and play-dates, and as we talked, I started to really feel like a "real" mom. Like, hey, I'm in a new club! Miss Kathryn, you are so wonderful. I value you and your friendship SO much. I very much look forward to our next play date!!
Then, today, I got another call from ANOTHER uber hip mama. She tells me that it took her a few months to adjust to Motherhood as well (and this hip mama popped her little one out herself!). She has a similar story to mine; she works full time, has 2 girls, and her husband is a SAHD. We talked about the way we both try to find "time for ourselves", but we also both acknowledged that while we find it hard, we really really enjoy being Moms. And we enjoy being working moms. Britta, THANK YOU THANK YOU for everything and ESPECIALLY for calling today. I really appreciate the conversation, the honesty, AND the continued friendship!
Now, onto another subject. The coolest thing happened to me today. Minute, for the whole of his time with us, has remained a "non-snuggler". In fact, at first (the first 2 weeks), he wouldn't hold onto to me or DH when we were holding him. M pretty much held his arms out straight away from our bodies. Then the same week we got home, M began to hold onto us.... now he holds on like a champ. To my hair, my lip, UP's chest hair,...other fleshy parts that get in his grasp. He's easier to hold now, b/c he helps hold on; it's great. I expected that was as good as it was going to get, but I had an extra treat coming!! Today we were playing in the driveway (don't ask), and I was sitting there, and Minute was playing with an empty box. Then, he just stopped, crawled over to me, and scrambled up into my lap and sort of hugged me. Then he just sat there. In my lap chatting. It was so AWESOME! He snuggled! And it was the best moment of my life to date.